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by Kikko19
Sat May 30, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 66006

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

And how many people are going to travel to Italy (MXP) this summer? I will be happy to do northern Europe or Scandinavia this summer. Forget Italy, France, Spain. Next winters ski season will be affected due to concerns for a second wave. Far less people. I personally see the MXP routes as targetin...

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by Kikko19
Fri May 29, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40614

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Emerging from bankruptcy, LA’s network into Europe is going to be smaller & significantly weaker. I wouldn’t count on BCN with Vueling codeshare disappearing as well, especially if LV/UX launch more from BCN. Like DL, all roads will lead to CDG and AMS. They won’t even have a presence in a trun...

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by Kikko19
Thu May 28, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 572
Views: 79700

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I understand there will be no widebodies in ARN and OSL anymore. Not necessary, but "right size" is the key word here, and does not only applies to long haul. All will depend on the traffic development and capacity need. SAS doesn't rule out anything right here. On other news, SAS needs m...

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by Kikko19
Thu May 28, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40614

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

What about Europe? does Latam has lot of traffic? who's winning the most with their demise? LH? IB? AF? AZ?

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by Kikko19
Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 72
Views: 14303

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

I saw loaded also CUN for the autumn, hopefully no second wave coming :D = I just looked this up, and it is an extremely smart schedule. LIS (2355) - CUN (0605+1) CUN (1530) - LIS (0530+1) Seems like it allows their entire 60+ city European network to have the latest departure out of Europe, and ar...

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by Kikko19
Wed May 27, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 72
Views: 14303

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

I saw loaded also CUN for the autumn, hopefully no second wave coming :D

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by Kikko19
Sun May 24, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 72
Views: 14303

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

The other issue now for TP is its reliance on the Brazil market. With COVID-19 there out of control, I cannot see TAP resuming any operations to Brazil for the foreseeable future, which would likely free up an A21N that would have gone to BEL. For the foreseeable future (most of the rest of NS20), ...

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by Kikko19
Sun May 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.
Replies: 146
Views: 15331

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Right on point! Being yet not completely ruined, I will continue to vote with my wallet, and avoid FR as much as possible, also because the cheapest fare hides also worst service and the airport they serve they are not the best, I need space for my legs, and prefer to fly with whom respects the emp...

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by Kikko19
Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.
Replies: 146
Views: 15331

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

You all seem to forget that Ryanair is a thriving business exactly because a vast majority of Europeans simply don't care about unions, salaries, work conditions... as long as they can get access to those cheap Ryanair fares.Why are you constantly attacking FR when they are merely a product of cons...

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by Kikko19
Wed May 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mobile A220 FAL opened, 19-May-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: New Mobile A220 FAL opened, 19-May-2020

the a220 is a winning product since capacity is lower now. in 6 months will be still needed for the reopening of some routes with low capacity need.

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by Kikko19
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11427

Re: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

more than middle seat taken would be good to distribute masks and goggles, i'd have no trouble to use them

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by Kikko19
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 4737

Re: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery

Yesterday I was looking at their June timetable and they definitely don't need extra aircraft so this is all PR. I guess they rely that they can provide A/C to other airlines (SK?) when yet not large planes will be requested during recovery. it's a bet I guess but capacity will need reduction so th...

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by Kikko19
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 572
Views: 79700

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

So how many of those 23 aircraft were based in Finaland and how many in Sweden? What about Denmark? Who operated those there? SK? Nordica will probably give a really good deal given that their agreement with LO is not going through. yes, Estonian govt pushes to exit agreement with LOT and enter aga...

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by Kikko19
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 4737

Re: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery

Yesterday I was looking at their June timetable and they definitely don't need extra aircraft so this is all PR. I guess they rely that they can provide A/C to other airlines (SK?) when yet not large planes will be requested during recovery. it's a bet I guess but capacity will need reduction so th...

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by Kikko19
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 572
Views: 79700

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Cityjet Oy, the finnish subsidiary of Cityjet that is flying on behalf of SAS, has entered bankruptcy. Around 100 pilots might loose their jobs. In November 2019 Cityjet Oy already reduced their staff by 80%. The danish subsidiary CityJet A/S however, continues operations for now Source in finnish ...

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by Kikko19
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 240
Views: 59406

Re: Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines could merge

what about competition?

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by Kikko19
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP launches PDL-YYZ, AGA, CPT, and CUN
Replies: 45
Views: 9899

Re: TAP launches PDL-YYZ, AGA, CPT, and CUN

The issue with AGA and CUN is that those destinations in the post-COVID world will be very affected. I have a hard time seeing middle class Europeans (which by the end of 2020 will be unemployed or fearful of being fired) flying 5 (to AGA) or 10 (to CUN) hours for some sun in countries with poor he...

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by Kikko19
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 313
Views: 55447

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

I guess they'll retire the larger planes since there won't be demand more than for the fuel prices that now it's at the lowest.

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by Kikko19
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP launches PDL-YYZ, AGA, CPT, and CUN
Replies: 45
Views: 9899

Re: TAP launches PDL-YYZ, AGA, CPT, and CUN

TAP is heavily capitalized by public funds. They are trying hard to overtake IB as the South-West European hub towards America. They indeed have a remarkable presence in USA and Africas. South America won't be easy and I don't see them in MEX or EZE (high yield markets) for instance. They already t...

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by Kikko19
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12020

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

this will last for months, and affect aviation until a vaccine will be found. I suspect at least one year. then considering the world economy will be belly up not so many will want to travel. in addition new habits like remote working will be much more used also business travels will be cut signific...

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by Kikko19
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55801

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Chipmunk1973 wrote:
scbriml wrote:

By the time those planes are anywhere near ready for delivery Corona will be history. Or we'll all be dead.


Loving your positivity :lol:

Cheers,
C1973


but it's true, even if all the world population will be infected it will be over in less than six months from now :D

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by Kikko19
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 308
Views: 62462

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

No one knows the extent of which this could reek havoc with the airlines. Right now it doesn't look good short term but by May things could be back to normal. Anyone that professes that AA (or any other US domestic airline) is sure to file bankruptcy this year is an idiot. As noted DL and UA have l...

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by Kikko19
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145958

Re: DY about to go bust?

arcticcruiser wrote:
Kikko19 wrote:
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Gingersnap wrote:
The NAX share price has taken a beating today. Down 18%.

Shares now valued at 1 Euro.

every stock has taken a beating. but yeah 18% is big. when they'll be 1 euro all the company i might buy it myself.


Ready to assume the attached debt then I presume?

sure, i'll find some government helping :D

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by Kikko19
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145958

Re: DY about to go bust?

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Gingersnap wrote:
The NAX share price has taken a beating today. Down 18%.

Shares now valued at 1 Euro.

every stock has taken a beating. but yeah 18% is big. when they'll be 1 euro all the company i might buy it myself.

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by Kikko19
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145958

Re: DY about to go bust?

soon i'll be able to buy the whole company for 1 NOK :D

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by Kikko19
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 572
Views: 79700

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

kruiseri wrote:
Swissport employees walked out at HEL today at 3pm. Major impact to several airlines includong AY, QR, LH etc

They are protesting stalled contract negotiations.


soon they'll be home unemployed since the CV is hitting Europe as well and today the first case in Finland has been found.

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by Kikko19
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake
Replies: 125
Views: 15614

Re: Lufthansa and United in negotiations to acquire TAP from David Neeleman

what could be the consequences? downsizing? closing the shop? the government of Portugal will sell their share too?

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by Kikko19
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports

It is totally pointless to close "airspace" with dozens of flights on their way for weather which is not more complicated than a bit of a low visibility for fog. It should be like always: report the weather, keep airports available and leave the decision to the crews/operators whether the...

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by Kikko19
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Reports that a New Chitose airport (Hokkaido, Japan) quarantine officer has tested positive for Covid-19.


soon Japan and South Korea will be see the same decline as China, in the future all world will be quarantined. then back to business.

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by Kikko19
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP new routes, rumors.
Replies: 55
Views: 9908

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

They should launch, MEX, LAX, CUN and EZE. Buenos Aires definitely missing from the Latin portfolio. How about Asia, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore would look nice with those A339's. If LOT from Poland can fly to Asia, why not TAP ? TP doesn't fly to Asia due to the same reason LO doesn´t fly to Latin ...

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by Kikko19
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP new routes, rumors.
Replies: 55
Views: 9908

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

SCQ83 wrote:
Those flights look extremely focused on tourists from Northern Europe.

I am surprised TAP doesn’t try EZE or MEX.

As for OPO, if Montijo ever opens I expect TAP to close their hub there.


well closing HEL in winter is not good for northern Europe. of course they codeshare with finnair.

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by Kikko19
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP new routes, rumors.
Replies: 55
Views: 9908

TP new routes, rumors.

apparently TP is opening CUN, CPT, LIM and another destination in Morocco,

inside source, from October.

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by Kikko19
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 32976

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

Now that this "hurdle" is out of the way for Airbus, will we see the expected intensification of investment in the A220 program? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1400805 I'd expect as well an announcement by Airbus to open new FAL or increase production in both site...

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by Kikko19
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I wonder how the yield management strategy will play out. Less demand normally translates into lower yields, but depending on how bad it gets, airlines may raise fares to milk those passengers who have sufficient incentive to fly despite a risk to their health (if any). In China, this is what's hap...

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by Kikko19
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I'm talking with former colleagues at a Lufthansa group airline. They are saying that managements are worried about demand to/from Asia but also reduced demand for feeding and even intra-EU flying as people are holding off booking leisure travel for the summer. I was afraid there would be an overre...

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by Kikko19
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49269

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Here is that video of the plane trying to stop on the runway: https://www.ntv.com.tr/video/turkiye/sabiha-gokcende-ucagin-pistten-cikip-dustugu-an,Y5x3Guwifk-Ud9V58d8ZGA Am I crazy for thinking the plane seems to be at a relatively low speed in this clip? slow speed? maybe 60 km or even 70 km per h...

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by Kikko19
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30781

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

I would assume these would be negotiated before RTS or slightly thereafter as part of the grounding compensation by the end of 2020. IAG has already conditionally ordered 200 Ryanair could take 200-300 easily (they would need to order at least 375 to be all MAX with Future fleet growth 585-210) htt...

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by Kikko19
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Philippines banning anyone who has been to China https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/first-coronavirus-death-outside-china-reported-in-philippines-1.4793318 Because a virus is known for being able to distinguish between different nations and only targeting you based on nationality. Nope, the president is ...

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by Kikko19
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Germany plans to send one of their military Airbus A310s (economy class config) today to pick up "healthy" german and other EU citizens from Wuhan. After arriving in Germany passengers will be isolated for up to two weeks. However China has not permitted the flight yet as they prefer non ...

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by Kikko19
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Italian news agencies reporting that the Chinese couple that has tested positive has landed in Milan a week before testing positive and have visited several cities in Italy before being isolated in Rome. There could be dozens if not hundreds of carriers that have yet to show symptoms across the EU ...

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by Kikko19
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Why American, French and British governments do not us US3, AF and BA airplanes for the charter flights from Wuhan? Are the personnel of Kalita, Wamos, Hifly less valuable and not entitled to the same level of protection? The aircraft have to be disinfected after the flights. Wet-lease aircraft can...

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by Kikko19
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Meanwhile first 2 confirmed cases in Italy from Chinese paxes arrived couple of days ago. Today Italy closed arrivals from China arrivals. Of course too late as usual.

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by Kikko19
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

As of the morning of the 30th both Air India and Indigo are continuing to run some flights to China. But both said they are monitoring passenger loads. Their cancellations appear to be mostly driven by lack of traffic. Seems like cancellation start on Feb. 1st. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...

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by Kikko19
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Can the entire border actually be closed? I mean theoretically yes, but in practice? I have flights booked to Europe in May and fear things may change now if they block off any flights leaving or coming into the country. during 9/11 us closed the airspace and nothing could enter. Many flights lande...

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by Kikko19
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

MareBorealis wrote:
peterinlisbon wrote:
The following airlines have now cancelled ALL flights to mainland China:

British Airways
Lufthansa
Swiss
Austrian


Wow. I wonder how Finnair will react, so far only Nanjing and Daxig cancelled till the end of March.

wait a couple of days and the skies will be free. SK as well should decide soon.

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by Kikko19
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210180

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Jetty wrote:
RvA wrote:
Yep LX, LH and OS just suspended their flights. AFKL will revise their position I’m sure. Their unions will go ballistic.

AF maybe, KL’s unions never tend to go ballistic and the Dutch are pretty stoic in general.
of course they will follow the others.

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by Kikko19
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility
Replies: 16
Views: 4094

Re: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility

Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at Oscoda maintenance facility: https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/01/kalitta-air-lays-off-150-workers-at-oscoda-maintenance-facility.html "Most of the workers were contractors, said Kalitta Vice President Pete Sanderlin. The cuts are in response ...

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